However, ads weren’t always governed by a set of rules, like they are now. If someone doesn’t like an ad these days, they just start a hashtag and the company pulls the ad and apologizes. If an ad doesn’t deliver on its promises, you can sue them. But vintage ads…? They could say anything they wanted, pretty much.
From photographs of humans at their best and worst, to those of endangered animals and environmental destruction, this is a fascinating – and at times disturbing and depressing – commentary on our world and its inhabitants.
3rd prize, Spot News single image: Mideast Crisis Iraq Mosul, by Goran Tomasevic, Reuters. March 3, 2017 An Iraqi Special Forces soldier some moments after shooting dead a suspected suicide bomber, during the offensive to retake Mosul.
2nd prize, Spot News single image: Car Attack, by Ryan M. Kelly, The Daily Progress. August 12, 2017: People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA.
A striking image of a Venezuelan protester engulfed by flames has won the 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Contest. The annual award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year.
3rd prize, Environment single image: March 11, 2017: A historic photograph of an African penguin colony, taken in the late 1890s, is a stark contrast to the declining numbers seen in 2017 in the same location, on Halifax Island, Namibia. The colony once numbered more than 100,000 penguins.
It’s that wonderfully magic time of year again, you guys, the days after Halloween where we kind of pretend Thanksgiving isn’t so relevant and already find ourselves feeling the Christmas spirit (and when I say Christmas, I mean it in the most……